Active IQ Level 2 Diploma in Sport and Active Leisure (QCF) Career Sport Fitness Academy

This qualification is designed to provide learners with the essential knowledge and skills required to pursue a career in Active Leisure.

Entry Requirements

Course Requirements

The learner must achieve a minimum of 60 credits from the mandatory and optional groups to achieve this qualification.


The learner must achieve all 18 credits from all 9 mandatory units.

  1. Understanding the active leisure and learning sector
  2. Understanding employment rights and responsibilities
  3. Emergency first aid skills
  4. Customer care and diversity in active leisure
  5. Teamwork in active leisure
  6. Health, safety, security and welfare in active leisur
  7. Developing self in an active leisure job role
  8. Cleaning in active leisure
  9. Handling and maintaining equipment in active leisure


The learner must achieve 42 credits from a number of optional units.

Fitness Instruction, core units

  1. Anatomy and physiology for exercise*
  2. Know how to support clients who take part in exercise and physical activity
  3. Health, safety and welfare in a fitness environment*
  4. Principles of exercise, fitness and health**

Fitness Instructing - Gym Based Exercise

  1. Planning gym-based exercise
  2. Instructing gym-based exercise

Fitness Instructing - Exercise to Music

  1. Planning group exercise to music sessions
  2. Instructing group exercise to music

Fitness Instructing - Aqua

  1. Planning water-based exercise
  2. Instructing water-based exercise

Fitness Instructing - Children

  1. Planning health related exercise and physical activity for children
  2. Instructing health related exercise and physical activity to children

Fitness Instructing - Studio Cycling

  1. Planning a studio cycling session
  2. Instructing a studio cycling session

Fitness Instructing - Circuits

  1. Planning a circuit training session
  2. Instructing a circuit training session

Fitness Instructing - Adolescents

  1. Development of adolescents in relation to fitness instruction
  2. Principles of adapting gym instruction for adolescents
  3. Principles of adapting group exercise for adolescents


  1. Anatomy and physiology for exercise and health
  2. Know how to support clients who take part in exercise and physical activity*
  3. Health, safety and welfare in a fitness environment*
  4. Principles of exercise, fitness and health**
  5. Principles of Pilates Matwork
  6. Programming Pilates Matwork
  7. Instructing Pilates Matwork

Fitness Instructing - Nutrition

  1. Applying the principles of nutrition to a physical activity programme

Fitness Instructing - Pre and Post Natal

  1. Physical activity and health considerations for the pre and post natal client
  2. Design and implement exercise programmes for the pre and post natal client

Active Healthy Living

  1. How the body works
  2. How to adopt an active healthy lifestyle

Assisting Health Related Exercise

  1. Planning an activity session
  2. Assist in delivering an activity session

Activity Leadership

  1. Delivering an Activity Session
  2. Planning an Activity Session
  3. Principles of Training

Sports Massage

  1. Anatomy and physiology for exercise*
  2. Principles of exercise, fitness and health**
  3. Anatomy and physiology for sports massage
  4. Assisting soft tissue repair
  5. Professional practice in sports massage
  6. Assessing clients and treatment planning
  7. Applying sports massage techniques
  8. Providing post-treatment care


  1. Providing a reception service
  2. Selling and processing payments
  3. Sports hall operations
  4. Promoting customer care in active leisure
  5. Organising children's parties
  6. Swimming pool water testing
  7. Understanding the Sales Process
  8. Understanding how to sell services and products to customers in active leisure
  9. Marketing in active leisure
  10. Improving your business skills
  11. Pool lifeguarding


  • Multiple Choice question paper
  • Worksheets
  • Practical Observation
  • Coursework/ portfolio of evidence

"CAREERSPORT FITNESS ACADEMY is the first company in Ireland to operate a dedicated professional service in training and recruitment exclusively for health, fitness, sport & leisure. The academy's vision is the ongoing commitment to assist individuals, companies and organisations within these sectors to achieve their goals through specialist services in training & recruitment. CareerSport Tutors & Recruitment Consultants are selected because of their extensive knowledge, professional experience and their proven track records in fitness, health, sport and leisure.

Training Values

  • Provides outstanding customer care is unique because we are committed to raising the Industry standards and setting a new benchmark for qualified fitness professionals.
  • CareerSport Fitness Academy provides specialist advice in sports coaching – individual and team fitness, skills development programs and sports psychology including emotional intelligence.
  • CareerSport Fitness Academy aim is to enhance the fitness and value of individuals and teams by providing the highest professional standards in teaching and coaching."
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